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chicago and mitt romney in boston. plus key house and senate concession speeches throughout the country. throughout the night, your reaction over the phone and e- mail and twitter. live coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern on the c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> this week on "q&a," author walter stahr discusses "seward: lincoln's indispensable man." why did you start your book with the following -- >> i considered other possible introductions. i thought about starting the book at the moment where he learned he would not be the republican nominee. i thought about starting the book with his graduation address. in the end, nothing was as compelling as that night in which president lincoln dies and seward comes within an inch of his life as well. he sent two men to kill secretary seward. they knew exactly where he was. they knew he could not fight back. one of the assassins outside, they guarded the door. he tells the servant he is bringing madison to seward and has to give it to them pers
-fashioned, back to the time of the revolution. it is an exit in new hampshire, an hour's drive north of boston. i went there as a student myself. i graduated in 1975. a few years ago, my son started as a student. that first year he was there, there was a position for a math teacher open. my wife was teaching math in the d.c. area. she got that position. we have now lived there for our sixth school year now. a lot of famous people have gone there. john irving, dan brown, among writers. daniel webster. political figures. it has been around a long time. >> you say in your book that daniel webster did not like storeseward. >> yes. there were some instances where they worked together. when seward and arrived in washington as a senator, he has quite a bit of sway over president taylor. webster was trying to get a position for his son. he seeks seward's help. >> after that school, what is next, >> i went back west to stanford university for an undergraduate. i came back east to graduate school, harvard, law and public policy. i came back to washington. >> you worked in politics? where? >> my most politi
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